John Paczkowski

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A New Microsoft Windows Ad, I Suppose?


I’m not sure which is more humiliating, the fact that the opening ceremony for this year’s Olympics in China culminated with the unwitting projection of the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) onto the roof of the National Stadium, presumably in full view of Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates, who was in the audience. Or that the organizers of the event decided to run Windows XP, and not Vista, on their PCs and were happy to explain why. Said Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing about Vista, “If it’s not stable, it could have some problems.”

Perhaps this is all part of that new Vista ad campaign, the “Mojave Experiment”

[Image credit: PowerApple.com]


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald